Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Elegant Buttons & Bows


Top of the morning to you! I hope your day has started out fabulously! Thanks so much for stopping by for my second post of the morning. This one is for our weekly challenge at Isabella's Sketchbook challenge. Our challenge this week is "Buttons & Bows", always a fun challenge in my opinion! I decided to use the Festive Bird digital image from Isabella's Sketchbook boutique. I filled in the black with my photo editing program and printed it out on Flourishes card stock. So the only coloring I did was with Copics on the green ribbon. I used only black, white and green to qualify for the color challenge this week at the Play Date Cafe which I now see that I MISSED :(. I love doing black and white so this was no hardship at all. I was shooting for sort of a vintage elegance so I added a bit of Vintage Photo DI, but didn't scissor distress the edges this time. The flower was handmade using cardstock that I photocopied a newspaper onto the front and the back of.

Products Used:
Paper/CS: Card shell and border punch - Very Vanilla, die cut leaves - white Bazzill, dove and panel - Flourishes white, SU Basic Black, polka dot DP - digital from Pink Petticoat, white print - digital is from the Black Tie Affair paper packfrom Designer Digitals.
Ink: Tim Holtz Vintage Photo Distress Ink, Copics
Accessories: Leaves cut with Branch with Leaves die from Szzix, Spellbinders Labels 5 die, Spellbinders Flower Creations 3 used for handmade flower, black sheer ribbon hit with heat tool to make it crinkle, SU Dazzling Diamonds glitter

That's the scoop. Now it's your turn to show us your buttons and bows! Just be sure you use an Isabella's Sketchbook image to be eligible for the prize of two digital images of your choice. If you don't have an IS image, stop by the boutique and pick up the freebie there.

And in case you feel compelled to leave some love for the rest of the DT, here are the links to their blogs:

AnnikaCecDianaJackieLindaLisaPeggyPeriRandiSharonSueViv

Thanks again for stopping by and for any comment you care to leave. Hope you are having a wonderful week!

Blessings & hugs,
Challenges Entered:
TuesdayTaggers - Lots of Lovely Black
ABC Challenge - N is for Nature
Rosie D's - All Creatures Great and Small
Craftalucious Challenge - Make your own flowers

30 comments:

Chris said...

This card is elegant. Love the black and white too!!

Nancy said...

This is indeed "vintage elegant"! It's stunning!

Carol's Ink Spot said...

Beautiful! I agree that it has a vintage style to it.

Sian said...

Beautiful card, love the touch of green, very elegant.

Juls said...

wow this is just so elegant lush and gorgeous!! Love it! Hugs Juls

Annika said...

That image looks striking in black and white! And the glitter, of course. Yum-didly-yum. You make the most gorgeous flowers, girl!!!
Hugs
Annika

Cor* said...

Elegant for sure. Vintage yes. Lovely of course!! GREAT flower! I need to learn that one!

Yvonne Hagane said...

WOW! This truly is elegant! Love the black and white together with a hint of green. So gorgeous!
And congrats with your guest spot at Just Rite...your work is stunning!
Hugs.

Aunty Sue said...

Hi Linda this is stunning and soo elegant too.

Cec said...

This is so elegant. I love the black and white and I love the flower. Note to me - don't throw the old books away - recycle as flowers:)
Hugs!
Cec

Lori said...

Breathtaking. That flowers is tdf!

Peri said...

You're right - definitely 'vintage elegance'! BTW, what die did you use to cut your leaves? Love them. And that flower is superb. Love the limited palette on this one - it works really well. Beautiful!
Hugs
Peri x

Edith said...

What an elegant card Linda! Beautiful! I love it:)

Beverly Gotthardt said...

This is a beauty, at first glance your green ribbon looks like the real thing.

Viv said...

Beautiful Linda! B & W always looks great and the DI just adds to it. Great flower! Viv xx

Kathy Martin said...

Oh how cool and creative! :)

Julie M said...

Ooh - that's beautiful, Linda. Vintage elegance - you nailed it!!! Love that newspapery ruffled flower.

Julie :o)

Cheryl said...

oh wow stunning or what totally brilliant love cheryl xxxxxxx

Sue C said...

Gorgeous Linda ! I love the bird in black and white and the flower is fab ! Sue C x

Joni Parker said...

this card is stunningly beautiful!!! Thanks for joining us at Alphabet Challenge!!

Carla aka scrappypug said...

This is absolutely gorgegous! Love that flower too.

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Gorgeous card Linda! So elegant! Love the splash of green :)

Lesley said...

Beautiful card! Love the vintage style, thanks for taking part in the Alphabet Challenge xx

Маги said...

Your cards are wonderful! I love them. Very elegant and beautiful style.
Maggi

made by fifi said...

fab card - thanks for joinng in the alphabet challenge x

bernietom47 said...

WOW! This Really is elegant! Love the black and white together with a hint of green. LOVE the flower.
Hugs & Blessings Bernie

Jose said...

Gorgeous card, what a excellent idea of printing newsprint onto back and front of card.

gina g said...

Beautiful card very elegant. Thanks for joining us at Craftalicious for our challenge. luv gina xx

Tracy said...

I love your choice of image and the design and finishing touches, thanks for joining Rosie-D’s challenge, good luck.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Michelle said...

A fabulous card for this weeks Tuesday Taggers Challenge
x Michelle

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